Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 672 653
Rank change year-on-year +116 -19 +56
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 831 627 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 1.94% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 658 512 722
UK median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.40% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,375 £32,625 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +1.69%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 27844 32248 36755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22589 26475 30313
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +133 803 £55,000 +14.58% 29
UK excluding London +58 438 £47,500 +2.70% 20
London +184 384 £60,000 +9.09% 13
South East +17 201 £55,000 +10.00% 7
North of England +45 104 £45,000 +12.50% 5
North West +31 78 £45,000 -2.17% 2
East of England -2 48 £57,500 +27.78%
Midlands +44 43 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West +35 33 £42,500 -15.00% 3
West Midlands +34 33 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +32 25 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Scotland -1 15 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East Midlands +31 10 £67,500 +58.82%
Wales +20 5 £37,500 -54.55% 3
North East +16 1 £52,500 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 621 (74.73%) Cisco
2 559 (67.27%) Firewall
3 547 (65.82%) VPN
4 446 (53.67%) BGP
5 416 (50.06%) OSPF
6 415 (49.94%) Cisco Certification
7 364 (43.80%) WAN
8 363 (43.68%) SSL
8 363 (43.68%) MPLS
9 310 (37.30%) CCNP
10 270 (32.49%) Cisco ASA
11 262 (31.53%) LAN
12 260 (31.29%) Wireless
12 260 (31.29%) Data Centre
13 250 (30.08%) DNS
14 241 (29.00%) Network Security
15 237 (28.52%) TCP/IP
15 237 (28.52%) Linux
16 225 (27.08%) Palo Alto
17 223 (26.84%) Juniper
17 223 (26.84%) EIGRP
18 221 (26.59%) Cisco Nexus
19 203 (24.43%) VMware
20 181 (21.78%) CCIE
20 181 (21.78%) F5
21 177 (21.30%) CheckPoint
22 173 (20.82%) VLAN
23 171 (20.58%) Load Balancing
23 171 (20.58%) Cisco IOS
24 170 (20.46%) Windows

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (6.62%) CMS
2 49 (5.90%) MS Exchange
3 42 (5.05%) Skype for Business
4 27 (3.25%) OpenStack
5 21 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.96%) IIS
7 8 (0.96%) Zimbra
8 6 (0.72%) Apache
9 5 (0.60%) JBoss
9 5 (0.60%) nginx
9 5 (0.60%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.36%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (1.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.24%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 133 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (4.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 38 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (3.37%) Office 365
5 28 (3.37%) SaaS
6 15 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.20%) Akamai
8 9 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.84%) Route 53
10 6 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.60%) IaaS
12 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.36%) PaaS
14 2 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.24%) Serverless
15 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 559 (67.27%) Firewall
2 547 (65.82%) VPN
3 446 (53.67%) BGP
4 416 (50.06%) OSPF
5 364 (43.80%) WAN
6 363 (43.68%) MPLS
6 363 (43.68%) SSL
7 270 (32.49%) Cisco ASA
8 262 (31.53%) LAN
9 260 (31.29%) Wireless
10 250 (30.08%) DNS
11 241 (29.00%) Network Security
12 237 (28.52%) TCP/IP
13 223 (26.84%) EIGRP
14 221 (26.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 173 (20.82%) VLAN
16 171 (20.58%) Cisco IOS
17 166 (19.98%) DHCP
18 164 (19.74%) VoIP
19 119 (14.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.49%) MySQL
3 18 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.08%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.84%) Redis
8 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.24%) DB2
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.12%) Big Data
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (2.05%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 13 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.56%) Hudson
4 9 (1.08%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.36%) JIRA
7 1 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 158 (19.01%) Finance
2 76 (9.15%) Banking
3 69 (8.30%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.73%) Retail
5 25 (3.01%) Games
6 23 (2.77%) Legal
7 14 (1.68%) French Language
7 14 (1.68%) German Language
7 14 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.08%) Billing
8 9 (1.08%) Digital Economy
8 9 (1.08%) Publishing
9 8 (0.96%) Italian Language
9 8 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.96%) Military
10 4 (0.48%) Marketing
11 3 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.24%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 382 (45.97%) Network Engineer
2 158 (19.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 127 (15.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 105 (12.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 80 (9.63%) Security Engineer
6 72 (8.66%) Support Engineer
7 52 (6.26%) Architect
8 50 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 48 (5.78%) Linux Engineer
10 45 (5.42%) Analyst
10 45 (5.42%) Juniper Engineer
11 36 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 36 (4.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 36 (4.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 30 (3.61%) Linux Support
12 30 (3.61%) Network Support
12 30 (3.61%) Team Leader
13 29 (3.49%) Linux Support Engineer
13 29 (3.49%) Operations Engineer
14 28 (3.37%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.39%) 802.1X
2 62 (7.46%) XMPP
3 39 (4.69%) Web Services
4 21 (2.53%) HTML
5 19 (2.29%) JSON
6 16 (1.93%) XML
7 13 (1.56%) Middleware
7 13 (1.56%) REST
8 7 (0.84%) SAML
9 6 (0.72%) OAuth
9 6 (0.72%) OpenID
9 6 (0.72%) SOAP
10 2 (0.24%) Node.js
10 2 (0.24%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.12%) .NET
11 1 (0.12%) CSS
11 1 (0.12%) FreeSWITCH
11 1 (0.12%) Java EE
11 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 260 (31.29%) Data Centre
2 70 (8.42%) Clustering
3 60 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (5.78%) PKI
5 45 (5.42%) Public Cloud
6 37 (4.45%) Computer Science
6 37 (4.45%) Management Information System
7 36 (4.33%) Private Cloud
8 27 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (2.89%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (1.32%) FlexPod
11 11 (1.32%) Life Science
12 10 (1.20%) Fintech
13 9 (1.08%) DataPower
13 9 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 8 (0.96%) CESG
14 8 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 237 (28.52%) Linux
2 170 (20.46%) Windows
3 55 (6.62%) Unix
4 52 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 43 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (4.69%) CentOS
8 28 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.44%) Kali Linux
11 11 (1.32%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.20%) Debian
12 10 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.20%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.96%) Android
13 8 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.84%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.72%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (20.58%) Load Balancing
2 151 (18.17%) ITIL
3 103 (12.39%) Network Design
4 90 (10.83%) Mentoring
5 75 (9.03%) Change Management
5 75 (9.03%) Network Management
6 69 (8.30%) DevOps
6 69 (8.30%) Presales
7 66 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
8 62 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 59 (7.10%) Migration
10 58 (6.98%) SIEM
11 56 (6.74%) High Availability
12 52 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (5.90%) Line Management
14 45 (5.42%) Capacity Planning
14 45 (5.42%) Network Monitoring
14 45 (5.42%) Problem Management
15 41 (4.93%) Network Architecture
16 40 (4.81%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 112 (13.48%) Python
2 70 (8.42%) Bash Shell
3 62 (7.46%) Perl
4 50 (6.02%) PowerShell
5 38 (4.57%) Shell Script
6 36 (4.33%) C
6 36 (4.33%) SQL
7 30 (3.61%) C++
8 29 (3.49%) Ruby
9 19 (2.29%) Java
10 13 (1.56%) PHP
11 6 (0.72%) C-shell
11 6 (0.72%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.72%) Korn
12 5 (0.60%) Tcl
13 1 (0.12%) AWK
13 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 415 (49.94%) Cisco Certification
2 310 (37.30%) CCNP
3 181 (21.78%) CCIE
4 136 (16.37%) CCNA
5 130 (15.64%) Degree
6 60 (7.22%) Security Cleared
7 52 (6.26%) CCVP
8 49 (5.90%) SC Cleared
9 41 (4.93%) CISSP
10 29 (3.49%) JNCIP
11 24 (2.89%) CCNP Voice
11 24 (2.89%) GIAC
11 24 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (2.77%) CEH
13 20 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (2.41%) MCSE
14 18 (2.17%) JNCIA
15 15 (1.81%) CISM
15 15 (1.81%) RHCE
16 12 (1.44%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (4.21%) SLA
3 28 (3.37%) PCI DSS
4 24 (2.89%) PMO
5 13 (1.56%) COBIT
6 9 (1.08%) HIPAA
6 9 (1.08%) QA
7 4 (0.48%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.24%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.24%) GDPR
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 143 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (14.44%) Active Directory
3 36 (4.33%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.09%) Docker
5 21 (2.53%) vSphere
6 17 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.81%) VMware NSX
8 14 (1.68%) ProxySG
9 12 (1.44%) vCloud
10 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.08%) Firmware
11 9 (1.08%) Snort
12 8 (0.96%) KVM
13 6 (0.72%) iptables
13 6 (0.72%) pfSense
13 6 (0.72%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.60%) XenApp
15 4 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 92 (11.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 59 (7.10%) FortiGate
3 57 (6.86%) Cisco UCCX
4 50 (6.02%) Cisco UCCE
5 39 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (4.45%) Puppet
7 32 (3.85%) Nagios
8 31 (3.73%) Cisco Prime
8 31 (3.73%) Kubernetes
9 29 (3.49%) Cacti
10 24 (2.89%) SolarWinds Orion
10 24 (2.89%) Terraform
11 17 (2.05%) Ansible
12 16 (1.93%) Nessus
12 16 (1.93%) Nmap
12 16 (1.93%) SCOM
13 15 (1.81%) SCCM
14 13 (1.56%) Mesos
14 13 (1.56%) rkt
15 11 (1.32%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 621 (74.73%) Cisco
2 225 (27.08%) Palo Alto
3 223 (26.84%) Juniper
4 203 (24.43%) VMware
5 181 (21.78%) F5
6 177 (21.30%) CheckPoint
7 158 (19.01%) Microsoft
8 100 (12.03%) Riverbed
9 92 (11.07%) SolarWinds
10 73 (8.78%) Citrix
11 69 (8.30%) Fortinet
12 46 (5.54%) Aruba
13 40 (4.81%) HP
14 33 (3.97%) Blue Coat
15 32 (3.85%) Avaya
15 32 (3.85%) Brocade
16 31 (3.73%) NetApp
17 25 (3.01%) Red Hat
18 23 (2.77%) NICE Systems
18 23 (2.77%) Sourcefire